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Links to previous press releases are below.

News Corporate

Peter Kitching 1938 - 2019

London: Wednesday May 22nd, 2019:  It is with great sadness that we announce that Peter Kitching, former Chairman of Simpson Spence Young (SSY), has passed away, aged 80.

 

Peter...

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News Coal

Indian Coal Production Rises in April

India’s coal output rose 1.3 Mt year-on-year in April to 55.1 Mt, according to provisional IHS estimates based on the latest government data. Meanwhile, in the week to 20 April, total coal stocks at...

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News Economy

OECD Further Downgrades Economic Forecast

On 21 May, the Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) downgraded its March global economic forecasts for 2019 by 0.1 percentage points to 3.2%, while expected growth in 2020 remained...

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News Oil

Norway’s April Oil Production Statistics

Norway’s crude oil production dropped 7K b/d m-o-m and 133K b/d y-o-y to 1.38M b/d in April, data from the Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD) show. At 1.73M b/d, total liquids production (crude oil,...

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News Coal

Colombian Coal Exports in April

Colombian steam coal exports dropped 0.4 Mt year-on-year in April to 5.2 Mt, according to the latest data from IHS. The decline featured a fall in shipments to Europe (-0.6 Mt to 2.2 Mt) and Asia (-0.2...

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News Steel

India’s April Crude Steel Production Flat

Indian crude steel output in April was flat on the year at 8.7 Mt, according to government data reported by IHS. At 36.0 Mt, production in January-April was 0.1 Mt below the same period last year.

News Oil

Kashagan Oilfield Returns from Maintenance

Production at Kazakhstan’s Kashagan oilfield was restarted on Sunday following a planned maintenance shutdown, with output reaching 70K b/d during the same day, Reuters reports citing ministry statements. 

Following...

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News Steel

European Steel Exports in the 1q19

European steel exports in March rose 0.1 Mt year-on-year to 1.9 Mt, according to the European Steel Association, Eurofer. At 5.1 Mt, total steel shipments in the 1q19 dropped marginally on the same period last year. 

Event Research & Consultancy

ICS Dry Bulk Conference

John Kearsey of SSY Consultancy & Research was a speaker at this annual event, held in Vancouver on 15 November. His paper included an analysis of the impact on dry bulk trade from the US-China...

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Event Research & Consultancy

2018 KOBC Maritime Conference

The inaugural conference organised by Korea Ocean Business Corporation was held in Busan on 8 November. SSY's Head of Research, John Kearsey, was among the speakers where his topic was "Dry Bulk Market Prospects in a Changing Landscape".

Event Dry Cargo

Metcoke World Summit 2018

John Keeshan, Senior Director of Chartering at SSY USA, was a speaker at this year's event held in Pittsburgh on 7-8 November, where his paper examined the key factors shaping the dry bulk freight market in 2018 and the outlook for the supply/demand balance in 2019. 

Event Dry Cargo

Regional Coal Buyers Conference 2018

Held in Malaysia on 8-10 October, this conference included a presentation by SSY's Robin Thomas on recent developments in, and prospects for, the dry bulk freight market.  Dr Thomas also participated...

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